Scientific Linux Security Update : glib2 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60552


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Diego Pettenò discovered multiple integer overflows causing heap-based buffer overflows in GLib's Base64 encoding and decoding functions. An attacker could use these flaws to crash an application using GLib's Base64 functions to encode or decode large, untrusted inputs, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running the application. (CVE-2008-4316)


Update the affected glib2 and / or glib2-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60552

File Name: sl_20090324_glib2_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4316

CWE: 189